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Archive for September 29th, 2009

Organizing for health care

From the NPT Inbox via El Paso Grassroots:

Last Saturday, I was one of the many volunteers who came to Isela Castanon Williams’ house to phonebank for health insurance reform. All of us did such a great job on Saturday that we cannot stop the momentum!

Just like Isela, I invite you to my house this Saturday, October 3rd from 11am to 2pm as we talk to our neighbors to ask for their support for health insurance reform. We made over 400 calls last Saturday and I know that we can do even more if you come!

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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More troops for Fort Bliss

From the NPT Inbox:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TROOPS FOR FORT BLISS, CONVERSION OF HEAVY BRIGADE TO STRYKER STATUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) released the following statement on today’s announcement by the Department of Defense to convert Fort Bliss’ 1st Armored Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to a Stryker BCT when the unit returns from Iraq. The conversion to the new Stryker vehicle will take two years, and this new status will result in an additional 300 – 400 troops for the base.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm

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A Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Reyes

From the NPT Inbox:

LET’S GO BESCO CAMPAIGN

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Person: Oscar Gonzalez, Campaign Manager 915-449-6178 or oscar.gonzalez@letsgobesco.com

Tim Besco will have a Press Conference announcing his Candidacy as the Republican Nominee for the U.S. Congress, 16th Congressional District at American Legion Post 36, 3730 Shell, El Paso, TX 79925 (approximately ½ mile east of Hawkins Blvd., just north of Montana Ave.) on Wednesday, September 30, 2005 at 5 p.m.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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